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 © Francis Harrison (
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created on 16-10-2010
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Spreading out behind New Delhi Station is the seedy, anarchic backpackers' center known as Pahaganj. It's not somewhere I'd recommend for anyone to stay in but photographically it is fascinating on several levels. I went there on a sponsored walk organized by the Salaam Balak Trust, an NGO looking after hundreds of street kids who hang out around the huge railway station, surviving as touts, pickpockets and whatnot.

Pahaganj stands out precisely because of it's overwhelming messiness, itsenergy, that pulse which many say is more typical of the Indian street than most of stately Delhi.


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